• Angora Goat

    Posted on 27th November 2015 by Shelley in Spinning Weaving Fibre.
    Mohair locks from and Angora Goat

    Angora Goat (Mohair)

     Angora Goat Fibre Test : Is part of my fleece experiment .

     

    Angora Goat  : This is where mohair comes from and is native to Turkey, their name taken from the word Ankara which is the ancient name for Turkey.

     

      Mohair-Adult (Dyed) :  From www.crookabeckfarm.co.uk in the Lake District.

     

    Photo from wikipedia

     

    This is a lovely soft puff-ball of fibre although you can still make out individual curls which measured at 3 – 4ins.

     

    Mohair fibre from fleece locks

    Mohair Fibre

     

    I thought because of the curls this would give me more of a boucle effect singles.  I spun this woollen and the result was really lovely, soft and smooth.  The Navajo ply did show up the odd wisp of curls, but all in all a nice finish.

     

    Mohair yarn from Angora Goat

    Mohair Yarn

     

    I started with a 3.25mm needle, then after 3 rows I decided a 3mm would do it, but after another 3 rows I gave in and settled on the 2.75 for this sample.  It has given me mostly even fabric but with the odd raised bump. 

     

    KNITTED SAMPLE USING MOHAIR YARN

    Mohair Knitted Sample

     

    It is a surprisingly smooth fuzzy fabric, and I think the odd curl adds to it’s attractiveness.  I would definitely bypass the combing stage again for a project where I wanted some texture so I give it an 8/10 for this experiment.

    Shelley

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